Radio signal from 8 billion light-years away could reveal the secrets of the ‘dark ages’ of the universe

Radio signal from 8 billion light-years away could reveal the secrets of the ‘dark ages’ of the universe

Using warped spacetime like a magnifying glass, astronomers have caught the most distant signal of its kind from a remote galaxy, and it could open a window into how our universe formed.

The unprecedented radio frequency signal, captured by the Giant MW Radio Telescope (GMRT) in India, came from the galaxy SDSSJ0826+5630, located 8.8 billion light-years from Earth, meaning the signal was emitted when the universe was about a third of its current age.

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